How to write a good article

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

Millions of companies these days are using keyword articles to increase their SEO ranking and also gain free exposure on the internet. Everything is done in the internet nowadays from purchasing the latest trends in fashion to playing online games for recreational purposes. Whether you are promoting your business or a freelance writer seeking for income generating opportunities, you can benefit a lot from these keyword articles.

Here are ways to help you write a good article:

  1. Research about a specific subject to write about. The key to good writing is simplicity with a touch of interesting points. Study the buzzwords. Each industry has its own set of terms. If you are well-versed with the medical field, you can go ahead and specialized in health articles. Know your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. Try to focus on your strong qualities and start improving your weaknesses. If you are assigned a new topic, do extra research. Start reading several articles concerning that genre and learn the catch phrases and terminologies.
  2. Write an article without the keywords. Don’t worry about keywords when you are writing for the first time. The keywords can wait later. Keep the pen going and craft your sentences naturally.
  3. If you already have a set of keywords with you, now is the time to incorporate them in the article. If you don’t, try to come up with your own keywords. Think of the common words that people type in Google, yahoo or bing when they want to learn more about a certain topic. For example, if you wrote an article about ‘how to find a house for rent in Las Vegas’, you may as well include keywords such as house for rent in Las Vegas, Las Vegas rental homes & etc. Notice that keywords should be more specific. Check out the popularity of your keywords or keyword phrases through the use of google keywords.
  4. Proofread and edit. Go over your article and try to make the necessary changes. Assess for spelling and grammar errors, repeated words and etc. Use your stored vocabulary. Try to avoid word repetition.

Tips:

  • Formulate an attention-grabbing headline. Most people browsing over the internet click on catchy and inviting lines in the article. A good keyword-rich title is also a must.
  • Try to avoid the use of highfalutin words. Remember that you are trying to reach a crowd of professionals, students, housewives, and etc. Simply your words and make sure that anybody can understand it and get a good grasp of the message that you are trying to relay.
  • Come up with short sentences and paragraphs. Studies have shown that the average attention span for a person surfing the web is only 9 seconds. A good way to keep your readers’ attention is by using bulleted points and sub headings.
  • Make it as conversational as much as possible.
  • Imbue a little of your personality in your write-ups. You would want to let your reader know that you a real person has written this article. Nothing is wrong with a light joke or a personal experience in your blogs.
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